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(512) Black IPA - (512) Brewing Company

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(512) Black IPA
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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
(512) Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An entirely new creation from organic 2-row, organic Crystal 60 and Carafa III, a huskless black malt that gives this beer it’s black color with notes of coffee and chicory without any tannic bitterness. The hop additions are many and generous, featuring Apollo, Horizon, and Nugget, clocking the beer in at 70 IBU. Over 11 pounds per batch of Nugget hops are added directly to the fermenter yielding a resiny herbal and spicy aroma. A hybrid style for dark beer fans who love hops.

(Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 03-12-2011)
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4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This appears a dark cola color with a thin layer of foam. It has a light hop aroma, present but not dominant, reminiscent of grapefruit citrus zest. There’s a big, upfront bitterness which comes off as a welcome surprise as well as an upfront roast which dies down into a long malt finish. The hops are grassy and grapefruity, and there’s enough dark roast notes as a contrast. Simply delicious.

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4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

512 BIPA has the look of a porter, it pours an espresso brown almost black with a tan fluffy head. Rich in color when held up to the light with red highlights and a deep brown. What a pretty brew.

The smell is slight but what is there is right in line with what should be there. Roasted grains and plump hops give this a sweet smell but hints at a strong bite.

The taste doesn't disappoint as all the flavor and more carries over from the nose. Roasted grains that flow from a light coffee to chocolate and sweetened cereal are flanked by hop bite and touch of citrus. A lovely balance that compliments each other so well.

Mouthfeel rocks the house! It's smooth on the tongue and has a lovely sizzle f carbonation and hop bite that pinches the sides of your tongue. Great flavors that last into the finish this is a beer I can... and do order again and again.

jbphoto88, May 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pint at the Whip-In, Austin.

Black, hard to tell how opaque, but great head retention and lace. Not as hoppy as a typical modern IPA, much greater roasted malt profile. Think of it as a hopped porter rather than a dark IPA. The front is more malt than hops, but the roasting comes off as on the lighter side. Hops show up in the middle and end, particularly at and after the finish, where you get bittersweet chocolate characteristics. Carbonation profile is also interesting in that is shows up and builds starting at the middle rather than the start.

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3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black coffee black, big creamy tan colored head, thick swirls of lacing.

S: cat pee (sorry, it's true), stale smoke (it's not that bad though, just my honest first thoughts) fruity hops in the background.

T: cream soda, chocolate milk, Earl Grey or black tea, lots of sweet roasted malts and coffee beans.

M: medium-bodied, creamy and smooth, dry finish.

O: this one took me by surprise, much better than I was expecting. The only big drawback was the nose--it really smelled a little bit like a dirty cat-lady home--but the rest of the attributes saved it. I really like the style and I'm sort of on the fence regarding 512, but this was delicious. I highly recommend a try.

nickhiller, Jun 07, 2011
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(512) Black IPA from (512) Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.